Friday 17 February 1961 — MELBOURNE

The premiere of Crawford Productions’ first television drama series, Consider Your Verdict. Produced at HSV7’s “Teletheatre” and regarded as the first Australian-made one-hour drama series, Consider Your Verdict continued for over 160 episodes before winding up in 1964.

Source: TV Times, 16 February 1961.

7AM 7am Music, Clock, Audio Time Calls
7.30 Today. Geoff Hiscock
8AM 8.30 Dear Phoebe
9AM 9am Test Pattern, Music
12PM 12.30pm Demonstration Film 12pm Movie: If You Could Only Cook [IMDB]
1PM 1pm Test Pattern, Music 1.30pm Janet Dean 1.30 Jane Wyman Theatre
2PM 2pm On Your Behalf. Jocelyn Terry, Michael Williamson
2.15 What’s Your Problem
2.30 It’s A Great Life
2pm Fun With Food. Geraldine Dillon
2.20 Health Talk
2.30 Movie: Night In New Orleans [IMDB]
3PM 3pm Lady For A Day. Larry Nixon 3.30 Dragnet
4PM 4pm Woman’s World. Jean Battersby
4.30 Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day
4.45 Kindergarten Playtime
4.15 The Happy Cartoon Parade
4.30 Whirlybirds
4pm Johnny Ringo
4.30 Wild Bill Hickok
5PM 5pm Children’s TV Club 5pm The Happy Show. Happy Hammond, Shirley Radford, Lennie Holmes, Ivan Hutchinson 5pm The Tarax Show. Ron Blaskett, Gerry Gee, Geoff Corke, Susan-Gaye Anderson, Margot Sheridan
6PM 6pm Jungle Boy
6.25 This May Interest You. Ruth Nye
6.30 The Phil Silvers Show
6pm Cartoon Carnival
6.15 SSB Adventure Club. Brian Naylor, Madeleine Burke. Includes Huckleberry Hound
6.45 News, Weather
6pm Komedy Korner
6.30 News. Eric Pearce, Jack Little. Includes Professor Browne’s Study
7PM  7pm ABC News. Tom Horton
7.15 Newsreel, Weather
7.30 The Bob Cummings Show
7pm The Nelsons
7.30 Sunnyside Up. Bill Collins
7pm The Aquanauts
8PM  8pm ABC Sports Show
8.30 The Twilight Zone
8.30 Desilu Playhouse 8pm My Three Sons
8.30 77 Sunset Strip
9PM  9pm Beginners Please
9.30 Wool Customer
9.45 International Scene
9.30 Consider Your Verdict PREMIERE 9.30 Graham Kennedy’s Channel 9 Show
10PM  10pm Mystery Bag
10.30 ABC News, Newsreel
10.55 Close
10.30 Bourbon Street Beat 10.30 In Melbourne Tonight. Graham Kennedy, Geoff Corke, Joff Ellen, Philip Brady, Panda
11PM  11.30 Close 11pm Movie: Morocco [IMDB]
12AM  12.30am Close